By: Annette Hansen
Little Coyote began as a musical outlet and persona for lead singer Teagan Johnston, but in 2015 the project transformed itself into a full band ensemble. Now as a full fledged indie pop three-piece, with the additions of Byron Patterson and Mike Poisson, the band released their debut full-length record The Problem With Teeth on Oct. 13 via Egghunt Records.
With this first album the band let their indie, folk and pop influences shine through. From start to finish the album features a nice blend of dreamy and haunting piano laced melodies. This is epitomized on the closing and namesake track “The Problem with Teeth” which is a quiet, emotional piece featuring some beautiful piano work. “Medicine” and “Delirium” are also particularly enjoyable tracks that are some of the bounciest and liveliest songs on the whole record.
Overall, Little Coyote is clearly capable of putting out some beautiful music into the world, they just need back it up with a touch of liveliness to make them worth the repeated listens.
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Recommended Tracks: “Medicine” and “Delirium”